Interspecific vocal discrimination in Neotropical wrens: responses to congeneric signals in sympatry and allopatry

@article{Hick2015InterspecificVD,
  title={Interspecific vocal discrimination in Neotropical wrens: responses to congeneric signals in sympatry and allopatry},
  author={Kristina G. Hick and St{\'e}phanie M. Doucet and Daniel J Mennill},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2015},
  volume={109},
  pages={113-121}
}
  • Kristina G. Hick, Stéphanie M. Doucet, Daniel J Mennill
  • Published in Animal Behaviour 2015
  • Biology
  • When animals defend resources using territorial signals, they must distinguish between competitors and noncompetitors. Conspecific animals routinely compete for resources and regularly engage in aggressive signalling exchanges. Heterospecific animals may also compete for resources, and therefore animals may direct their aggression towards heterospecific as well as conspecific rivals. In both cases, animals should benefit by discriminating between nonthreatening individuals versus threatening… CONTINUE READING

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